Monday, October 31, 2011
Probably one of the smartest ad campaigns I've seen, the students have received an enormous amount of feedback (negative and positive). Where the campaign will go from here is up in the air. The student group deserves a huge round of applause of bringing awareness to not just their school, but to the nation. Sure they didn't expect the attention, but awareness is always a good thing.
But going back on topic, I get involved because one never knows where these professionals and organizations will take you. Currently I'm most involved with the Philadelphia Public Relations Association and the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture Philadelphia Host Committee. Pretty much taking up a lot of my time, but it expands my network; did I mention it's a lot of work? Don't get me wrong I love supporting these organizations. I never have a hidden agenda and I always stay open-minded. I get involved because in order to get anywhere in life, I have to say "yes." Then again if I had millions of dollars I could just stay at home and do nothing...maybe volunteer.
Maybe I just need to relax. The holidays are approaching and I need to concentrate on family and the people close to me. The professional life is getting more and more intense since a lot of people don't have jobs, people who do have jobs are getting so many demands and so on. Occupy Wall Street (and every other city) is putting a lot of pressure on big corporations and banks. What is to come of our future? 2012...I hope you're a little better than what 2011 brought me.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Anyhoot, I was happy to see El Sol Latino Newspaper and the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC) awarded by MAC. It was also very heart-felt when they awarded Karin Phillips the Legacy Award for her work as a community affairs reporter for KYW Newsradio. I had the opportunity to work with her a few times and although quite the character, she had a heart like no one else.
So it's less than one year where NALAC will hold it's conference in Philadelphia. What's so special about this? Well let's start with the fact that this is the first time the conference will be held on the East Coast. That should be special enough. This year's theme, Seizing the Moment Now, is just a small glimpse of things to come. And from the looks of the 2010 conference, Philadelphia is bound to be one of the best yet. See you in a year.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
And similar to last year's anniversary post, let's take a look at some great posts from the last year.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
To accompany the unveiling of the billboard, the non-profit has also organized a NYC Chapter Tweetup immediately following it, which will take place at the Heineken New York City Offices. During the tweetup, several lucky winners will also have a chance to win tickets to the conference, one of the most anticipated social media events of the year. Passes to the conference vary so this would be a great opportunity to find a scholarship. Wish I could go; best of luck to everyone!
So will it work? My best bet is that old school immigrants will not purchase this insurance; instead their children will purchase. It's the new-age Latino which knows what exactly the above advertising means. And of course when first-generation born Latinos get the insurance, the word of mouth begins. What do you think of the above advertisement? I honestly think it's the funniest thing ever...but to be honest I don't have a car so I don't need it haha.
Monday, October 24, 2011
- Charisse R. Lillie, President, Comcast Foundation; VP, Community Investment, Comcast Corp.
- David Kong, CEO & President, Best Western International
- El Sol Latino Newspaper (Award Recipient)
- Local Host Committee for the 2012 National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC) Convention
- Karin A. Phillips, Awarded Posthumously (Award Recipient)
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
So as I sit here at the airport ob my phone I started looking at some photos I took at work. My job had a corporate contest to decorate our reception area and yep...it was my job to decorate. Luckily I had 18 years of experience because growing up mom loved doing this stuff for almost every holiday.
I went to two differnt stores and bought a whole bunch of junk. With a small gameplan I decorated to the best of my abilities. And surprisingly I received a lot of great compliments from our staff and the cleaning crew. I guess all that preparation growing up paid off :).
So if I don't win ill be pretty upset lol. Below you'll find some of the photos with poses from our intern.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
THEHARVEST/ LA COSECHA brings to life the story of over 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, family, and school education to work demanding hours picking crops that feed America. Director U. Roberto Romano focuses on the lives of migrant farm workers Zulema, Perla, and Victor (aged 12-16) and captures how their 14 hours a day, 7 days a week on below minimum wage job requires much individual sacrifice in order for their families to survive.
From the preview below, you can tell this will make it to everyone's TV screens. The ALMA NCLR Special Achievement Award winning movie, executive produced by Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria, is now available on DVD and VOD platforms.
The Harvest/La Cosecha - Theatrical Trailer from Shine Global on Vimeo.
Monday, October 17, 2011
So today I received a very nice package from Jarritos Nation and what I thought was going to be a pack of Jarritos was more than just that. It included two wrestler figurines and a super cool luchador mask. While I haven't check their website an enclosed note mentioned they changed a whole bunch of stuff and made it more engaging; I'll have to check it out when I get home.
On a somewhat similar note I may have found my costume for Halloween. While it has been a while since I dressed up for this nonsense holiday I will have to now find a party to crash and show off my luchador costume. Thanks Jarritos Nation!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
One of the most aspiring moments was when some of the members released their thoughts via poetry. They spoke about agism, racism, sexim among other topics. And wow they couldn't have been so much on point. They expressed their feelings in a comfortable media in an environment they are not used to. Being able to express your thoughts is important and I was happy to see this happen. Mayor Michael A. Nutter along with other council people were awarded due to their support in keeping certain schools open. After everythign was said and done, I believe everyone should have felt aspired to support education.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
- Community Advocate of the Year - “Impact” Award
- Education Champion of the Year - “El Futuro” Award
- Creative Artist of the Year - “Vision” Award
- Business Person of the Year - “Trailblazer” Award
- Corporate Partner of the Year - “Alianza” Award
- Lifetime Achievement Award - new for 201
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Anyways, based in Calí, Colombia since 2007, the UK-born Will Holland has been playing under the umbrella name Quantic for over 15 years as a producer, musician, and DJ. On Wednesday, October 12th, he will be at Fluid Nightclub (613 S. 4th st. Between South and Bainbridge) for the Tropicalismo monthly to help Philly close out Hispanic Heritage Month. And for those that complain about being hungry during club hours, there will be a taco truck outside selling cheesy Colombian arepas. Clearly a win in my book.
To RSVP (and to pay the $4 cover charge), RSVP here. And if you don't RSVP, you'll be paying $7. Egh. Enjoy!
Thursday, October 6, 2011
“Uniendo La Familia en la Lucha Contra Violencia”/ “Uniting the Family in the Fight against Violence,” will offer exciting activities for the whole family, including a children’s musical show and face painting, a teen art competition, salsa dance lessons and a domino competition for adults. Some of the guest speakers include State Senator Leanna Washington, District Attorney Bureau Chief Angel Flores, Pastor Emma Gonzalez and Edwin Desamour of Men in Motion in the Community (MIMIC). A very family oriented neighborhood, Norris Square Park is a perfect location to bring together the community.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
As partner in the effort, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will share information about “Hispanic Heritage Month On Demand” and the associated programming through its social media and other traditional communication channels with its more than 200,000 members.Viewers wanting to explore the cross-section of On Demand programming being offered can visit www.thisiscable.com.
One thing I just learned about today was joining the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition at their lobby day on Tuesday, October 18 in Harrisburg, PA. It is very critical to take action now and make your voices heard to prevent the passage of Arizona-style laws in PA. The day will begin with a training before attendees break into small groups to visit with key legislators. Don't worry, all materials will be provided - just bring your passion and commitment to promoting fair and welcoming policies toward immigrants. Please RSVP here.
I'm sure in a few weeks you'll be hearing more about the proposed law. To be honest it's a shame. I don't understand how this can even be thought of after the whole Arizona hoopla. Do you think states have the right to introduce these laws? What are you doing to prevent these laws from being passed? What happens if they are passed?
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
And why not FM radio? To be honest I don't have the answer to this question. Rumba1480 used to be on FM years ago but since then switched to the AM radio waves. The radio station I've seen in the community more often is Mega 1310, so for El Zol to come out that means competition. Friendly competition never hurt anyone right? According to a Philly.com article, "Trujillo, a native of New Mexico who came here to attend Penn Law, has hired Uriel Rendon, ex of Spanish TV network Telemundo, lately of Mega radio, and consultant Art Camiolo, and a string of disk jockeys; he says he'd like to add civic programming too, including lawyer and Ceiba Inc."
Did you know Philadelphia had Spanish radio?
Monday, October 3, 2011
While there is much more content to add, the first awesome opportunity is (of course) a contest. But not just any contest. "Likers" have a chance to win a trip for two to Los Angeles to meet Ana de la Reguera, star of HBO Latino’s hit show “Capadocia,” when you like them on Facebook. The second is a Twitter party they are hosting on October 11 for Hispanic Heritage Month. The team expects a great turnout, as partygoers will discuss culture and Latino living. Five lucky guests will win cool tech prizes if/when they are the first to answer questions about HHM. Best believe I'll be at the Twitter party :).
- Darla Jackson for Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, to help Philadelphia sculptors create their works safely by creating a “sculpture gym” where artists can use heavy-duty tools, have storage space and get one-on-one help with projects
- Vox Populi for Spectrum, to inspire the community by offering an innovative arts series that crosses the traditional boundaries of visual art, performance, music, film, video, dance and theater
- Taller Puertorriqueño for Café under the Stars: Spotlighting Arts in the Barrio, to create personal cultural experiences that connect audiences across cultures by producing a series of monthly outdoor performances in the heart of Latino Philadelphia.